hile waiting to board a train at the Beijing Railway Station yesterday, one mother paid more attention to her smartphone than her own daughter, resulting in the little girl falling through the gap between the platform and the train.
Video footage shows the distraught mom frantically crying out for her daughter, reaching down with one hand into the gap to try to pull her back up. Soon, station workers lend a hand, managing to lift the little girl to safety before anything bad could happen.
The incident caused no delay and no injury apart from a bump on the girl’s head.
Other children of smartphone-obsessed parents have not been so lucky in the past, with some being run over and killed. A few years ago, one mother walked off a train in Anhui province while playing on her phone, leaving her son behind. By the time she realized she had forgotten her own offspring, the train had already left the station.